George Brent

George Brent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Brent (born George Patrick [or George Brendan] Nolan, 15 March 1904 – 26 May 1979) was an Irish-American stage, film, and television actor. Brent was born in Ballinasloe, County Galway in 1904 to John J. and Mary (née McGuinness) Nolan. His mother was a native of Clonfad, Moore, County Roscommon. Brent made his first film, Under Suspicion, in 1930. Over the next two years, he appeared in a number of minor films produced by Universal Studios and Fox, before being signed to contract by Warner Bros. in 1932. He remained at Warner Bros. for the next 20 years, carving out a successful career as a top-flight leading man during the late 1930s and 1940s. Highly regarded by Bette Davis, he became her most frequent male co-star, appearing with her in 13 films, including Front Page Woman (1935), Special Agent (1935), The Golden Arrow (1936), Jezebel (1938), The Old Maid (1939), Dark Victory (1939), and The Great Lie (1941). Brent also played opposite Ruby Keeler in 42nd Street (1933), Greta Garbo in The Painted Veil (1934), Ginger Rogers in In Person (1935), Madeleine Carroll in The Case Against Mrs. Ames (1936), Jean Arthur in More Than a Secretary (1936), Myrna Loy in Stamboul Quest (1934) and The Rains Came (1939), Merle Oberon in 'Til We Meet Again (1940), Ann Sheridan in Honeymoon for Three (1941), Joan Fontaine in The Affairs of Susan (1945), Barbara Stanwyck in So Big! (1932), The Purchase Price (1932), Baby Face (1933), The Gay Sisters (1942), and My Reputation (1946), Claudette Colbert in Tomorrow Is Forever (1946), Dorothy McGuire in The Spiral Staircase (1946), Lucille Ball in Lover Come Back (1946), and Yvonne De Carlo in Slave Girl (1947). Brent drifted into "B" pictures from the late 1940s and retired from film in 1953. He continued to appear on television until 1960, having appeared on the religion anthology series Crossroads. He was cast in the lead in the 1956 television series Wire Service. In 1978, he made one last film, the made-for-television production Born Again. In 1960, Brent was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with two stars. He received a motion-pictures star located at 1709 Vine Street, and a second star located at 1612 Vine Street for his work in television. Brent was married five times: Helen Louise Campbell (1925–1927), Ruth Chatterton (1932–1934), Constance Worth (1937), Ann Sheridan (1942–1943), and Janet Michaels (1947–1974). His final marriage to Janet Michaels, a former model and dress designer, lasted 27 years until her death in 1974. They had a son and a daughter. Brent also carried on a lengthy relationship with his frequent Warner Bros. co-star, actress Bette Davis, who described her last meeting with Brent after many years of estrangement. He was suffering from advanced emphysema, and she expressed great sadness at his ill health and deterioration. George Brent died in 1979 in Solana Beach, California.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland
    Birthday
    3/15/1904
Jezebel
Jezebel
7.1
42nd Street
42nd Street
6.9
Experiment Perilous
Experiment Perilous
5.6
Ex-Bad Boy
Ex-Bad Boy
0
Baby Face
Baby Face
7.3
The Spiral Staircase
The Spiral Staircase
7
You Can't Escape Forever
You Can't Escape Forever
5.4
Dark Victory
Dark Victory
7
In This Our Life
In This Our Life
6.7
The Great Lie
The Great Lie
6.9
Illegal Entry
Illegal Entry
5.4
Temptation
Temptation
4.9
Tomorrow Is Forever
Tomorrow Is Forever
6.1
The Right to Live
The Right to Live
5.1
Stamboul Quest
Stamboul Quest
5.4
The Old Maid
The Old Maid
7.1
The Last Page
The Last Page
5.7
The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil
6.6
Special Agent
Special Agent
6.6
The Fighting 69th
The Fighting 69th
5.4
Female
Female
6.3
The Purchase Price
The Purchase Price
6.6
The Gay Sisters
The Gay Sisters
6.5
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
5.4
They Call It Sin
They Call It Sin
5.8
Racket Busters
Racket Busters
5.1
Lilly Turner
Lilly Turner
5.6
Luxury Liner
Luxury Liner
5.2
Montana Belle
Montana Belle
6.3
So Big!
So Big!
5.8
Homicide Squad
Homicide Squad
0
Wings of the Navy
Wings of the Navy
6
The Rich Are Always with Us
The Rich Are Always with Us
5.2
My Reputation
My Reputation
7.1
Honeymoon for Three
Honeymoon for Three
5.8
FBI Girl
FBI Girl
5.9
Silver Queen
Silver Queen
5.6
Out Where the Stars Begin
Out Where the Stars Begin
6.5
God's Country and the Woman
God's Country and the Woman
4.2
Luxury Liner
Luxury Liner
6.3
The Man Who Talked Too Much
The Man Who Talked Too Much
6
The Rains Came
The Rains Came
5.9
Week-End Marriage
Week-End Marriage
6
Mountain Justice
Mountain Justice
5.5
Swingtime in the Movies
Swingtime in the Movies
5.7
'Til We Meet Again
'Til We Meet Again
6.2
Desirable
Desirable
7.3
The Corpse Came C.O.D.
The Corpse Came C.O.D.
5.7
Adventure in Diamonds
Adventure in Diamonds
5.2
The Goose and the Gander
The Goose and the Gander
4.6
Red Canyon
Red Canyon
5
Front Page Woman
Front Page Woman
6.1
Submarine D-1
Submarine D-1
4.7
They Dare Not Love
They Dare Not Love
6
Secrets of an Actress
Secrets of an Actress
5.6
The Affairs of Susan
The Affairs of Susan
6.1
In Person
In Person
6.3
Stranded
Stranded
5.8
The Crash
The Crash
5.2
Housewife
Housewife
7.6
Miss Pinkerton
Miss Pinkerton
5.7
Give Me Your Heart
Give Me Your Heart
6
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
6.5
The Case Against Mrs. Ames
The Case Against Mrs. Ames
1
From Headquarters
From Headquarters
5.8
The Golden Arrow
The Golden Arrow
6.1
Slave Girl
Slave Girl
5
The Keyhole
The Keyhole
4.9
Living on Velvet
Living on Velvet
5.4
Snowed Under
Snowed Under
7
The Go-Getter
The Go-Getter
5.3
Lover Come Back
Lover Come Back
6.2
South of Suez
South of Suez
5
More Than a Secretary
More Than a Secretary
6.4
Gold Is Where You Find It
Gold Is Where You Find It
6.9
Bride for Sale
Bride for Sale
6
Once a Sinner
Once a Sinner
0
The Kid from Cleveland
The Kid from Cleveland
5
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
6.1
Angel on the Amazon
Angel on the Amazon
4.8
Mexican Manhunt
Mexican Manhunt
5.8
Breakdowns of 1936
Breakdowns of 1936
0
International Lady
International Lady
6.4
Twin Beds
Twin Beds
2.7
Charlie Chan Carries On
Charlie Chan Carries On
6.5
Things You Never See on the Screen
Things You Never See on the Screen
5
A Dream Comes True
A Dream Comes True
5.5
Breakdowns of 1938
Breakdowns of 1938
5
Breakdowns of 1937
Breakdowns of 1937
6
Breakdowns of 1944
Breakdowns of 1944
6.5
Breakdowns of 1940
Breakdowns of 1940
4
Fair Warning
Fair Warning
0
Death of a Scoundrel
Death of a Scoundrel
6
Tangier Incident
Tangier Incident
5
Under Suspicion
Under Suspicion
0
Breakdowns of 1942
Breakdowns of 1942
6
The Lightning Warrior
The Lightning Warrior
5
Born Again
Born Again
0
Land of Liberty
Land of Liberty
0
Jezebel: Legend of the South
Jezebel: Legend of the South
0
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